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1848General Zachary Taylor elected as 12th President of US

1944FDR wins 4th term in office, defeating Thomas E Dewey (R)

1995Howard Stern's 2nd book "Miss America" released (fastest selling ever)

2000Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first former First Lady to win public office in the United States, although actually she still was the First Lady.

1967LBJ signs a bill establishing Corporation for Public Broadcasting

1659Peace of Pyreneeen: French King Louis XIV & Spanish king Philip IV

1651King Louis XIV of France (13) declared of full age

1820James Monroe re-elected US president

1962Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie

1900In Canada, the Liberal Government led by Wilfrid Laurier retains its majority

1811Battle of Tippecanoe: Gen. William Henry Harrison defeats the Native Americans of the Tecumesh Confederation

200741st Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley wins

1916Woodrow Wilson (D) re-elected US President

1917October Revolution (Oct 25 OS) in Russia, Lenin and the Bolsheviks seize power, capture the Winter Palace, overthrowing Provisional Government

1873Alexander Mackenzie becomes the second Prime Minister of Canada, succeeding John A. Macdonald

1966Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

1876Pres Rutherford B. Hayes & Samuel J Tilden claim presidential victory Tilden (D) wins election but Electoral college selects Hayes (R)

1991Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from LA Lakers

1916Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) elected to Congress as its first woman Representative

1993Betsy King wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup Golf Tournament

1512Medici's discharge Niccolo Machiavelli from Florence

1982Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic

1918Robert Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets

1931Chinese People's Republic proclaimed by Mao Zedong

1932Bradman scores 238 NSW v Victoria, 200 mins, 32 fours

18741st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by Thomas Nast

November 7th Historical Events
Date Event
680
3rd Council of Constantinople (6th ecumenical council) opens 
921
Treaty of Bonn: East France & West France recognize each other 
1492
The Ensisheim Meteorite, the oldest meteorite with a known date of impact, strikes the earth around noon in a wheat field outside the village of Ensisheim, Alsace, France. 
1512
Medici's discharge Niccolo Machiavelli from Florence 
1519
University of Leuven convicts teaching of Luther 
1558
French King Henri II occupies Calais 
1631
Pierre Gassendi observes transit of Mercury predicted by Kepler 
1637
Anne Hutchinson tried in Massachusetts Bay Colony as a heretic 
1651
King Louis XIV of France (13) declared of full age 
1659
Peace of Pyreneeen: French King Louis XIV & Spanish king Philip IV 
1665
1st edition of "London Gazette" 
1667
Jean Racines "Andromaque," premieres in Paris 
1722
Richard Steele's "Conscious Lovers," premieres in London 
1733
France & Spain sign the Treaty of the Escorial (the first 'Pacte de Famille' between the Bourbon kings of France and Spain) 
1747
Organgist in Netherlands revolt under Daniel Raap 
1775
Lord Dunmore promises freedom to male slaves who join British army 
1786
The oldest musical organization in the United States is founded as the Stoughton Musical Society. 
1794
French troops conquer Nijmegen 
1805
Lewis and Clark sight Pacific Ocean 
1811
Battle of Tippecanoe: Gen. William Henry Harrison defeats the Native Americans of the Tecumesh Confederation 
1814
1st sitting of States-general in Hague 
1820
James Monroe re-elected US president 
1824
St Petersburg flood 
1831
State of Gran Colombia disbands 
1837
In Alton, Illinois, abolitionist printer Elijah P. Lovejoy shot dead (age 34) by pro-slavery mob while attempting to protect his printing shop from being destroyed a third time. 
1848
General Zachary Taylor elected as 12th President of US 
1861
Battle of Belmont, MO 
1861
Battle of Port Royal Bay, SC (Ft Walker, Ft Beauregard) 
1863
Battle of Rappahannock Station & Kelly's Ford, VA 
1864
2nd session of congress of Confederate States of America reconvenes 
1872
Cargo ship Mary Celeste sails from Staten Island for Genoa; mysteriously found abandoned 4 weeks later. 
1873
Alexander Mackenzie becomes the second Prime Minister of Canada, succeeding John A. Macdonald 
1874
1st cartoon depicting elephant as Republican Party symbol, by Thomas Nast 
1875
Verney Cameron is 1st European to cross equitorial Africa 
1876
Edward Bouchet, is 1st black to receive a PhD from a US college (Yale) 
1876
Meharry Medical College forms at Central Tennesse College 
1876
Pres Rutherford B. Hayes & Samuel J Tilden claim presidential victory Tilden (D) wins election but Electoral college selects Hayes (R) 
1885
Canadian Pacific Railway completed at Craigellachie 
1893
US State Colorado accepts female suffrage 
1900
Battle of Leliefontein, a battle during which the Royal Canadian Dragoons win three Victoria Crosses. 
1900
In Canada, the Liberal Government led by Wilfrid Laurier retains its majority 
1901
A French fleet seizes the customs house on the Turkish-ruled island of Mytilene after Turks refuse to settle France's indemnity claims for losses suffered by French subjects in 1896 
1907
Dynamite explodes on locomotive kills engineer Jesus Garcia in Mexico 
1907
Test tokens are struck in 1st production of Canadian coins 
1907
Delta Sigma Pi is founded at New York University. 
1908
Dutch capture Venezuelan navy 
1909
Knights of St Peter Claver founded in Mobile, Alabama; Ladies Auxiliary formed in 1922 
1910
The first air freight shipment (from Dayton, Ohio, to Columbus, Ohio) is undertaken by the Wright Brothers and department store owner Max Moorehouse. 
1912
The Deutsche Opernhaus (now Deutsche Oper Berlin) opens in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, with a production of Beethoven's Fidelio. 
1914
Japanese attack German concession on Chinese peninsula of Shanghai 
1914
The first issue of The New Republic magazine is published. 
1914
The German colony of Kiaochow Bay and its centre at Tsingtao are captured by Japanese forces. 
1915
An Austrian submarine sinks the Italian liner 'Ancona' without warning; 27 Americans are among the 272 who lose their lives 
1916
Grand duke Nikolai Nikolayevich warns Tsar of uprising 
1916
Jeannette Rankin (Rep-R-Mont) elected to Congress as its first woman Representative 
1916
Woodrow Wilson (D) re-elected US President 
1917
British capture Gaza, Palestine, from Turks 
1917
October Revolution (Oct 25 OS) in Russia, Lenin and the Bolsheviks seize power, capture the Winter Palace, overthrowing Provisional Government 
1918
Robert Goddard demonstrates tube-launched solid propellant rockets 
1918
United Press erroneously reports WW I armistice had been signed 
1918
Vladimir Mayakovsky's "Misteriya Buff" premieres in Petrograd 
1918
The 1918 influenza epidemic spreads to Western Samoa, killing 7,542 (about 20% of the population) by the end of the year. 
1918
Kurt Eisner overthrows the Wittelsbach dynasty in the Kingdom of Bavaria. 
1919
US police raid offices of Union of Russian Workers 
1921
Ed Wynn's musical "Perfect Fool" premieres in NYC 
1925
Italians liberal-national party joins fascist 
1929
NYC Museum of Modern Art opens in Hecksher Building 
1931
Chinese People's Republic proclaimed by Mao Zedong 
1932
1st broadcast of "Buck Rogers in the 25th century" on CBS-radio 
1932
Bradman scores 238 NSW v Victoria, 200 mins, 32 fours 
1933
Pennsylvania voters overturn blue law, by permitting Sunday sports 
1933
Fiorello H. La Guardia is elected the 99th mayor of New York City. 
1934
Arthur L Mitchell, becomes first black Democratic US congressman (Illnois) 
1935
23rd CFL Grey Cup: Winnipeg Winnipegs defeats Hamilton Tigers, 18-12 
1936
Battle of Madrid begins 
1940
Stravinsky's Symfonie in C premieres in Chicago 
1940
Tacoma Narrows (Galloping Gertie) Bridge collapses, Wash 
1941
British air attacks on Berlin, Mannheim & Ruhrgebied 
1942
First US president to broadcast in a foreign language-FDR in French 
1942
Bicyclist Fausto Coppi establishes world record (45,848 km) 
1943
Detroit Lions 0, NY Giants 0; last scoreless tie in NFL 
1944
FDR wins 4th term in office, defeating Thomas E Dewey (R) 
1944
Train crashes in tunnel of Aguadilla Spain; about 500 die 
1946
"Bal Negre" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 54 performances 
1949
King Faruk disbands Egyptian parliament 
1950
Carlo Terron's "Processo Agli Innocenti" premieres in Milan 
1950
French women & children leaves Hanoi/Tonkin-delta 
1951
Constitution of Jordan passes 
1953
WIS TV channel 10 in Columbia, SC (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1954
US spy plane shot down North of Japan 
1954
Cleveland Browns' Chet Hanulak sets club record with 7 punt returns & win by their largest margin of victory (59) beating Wash 62-3 
1955
Supreme Court of Baltimore bans segregation in public recreational areas 
1957
Phillies pitcher Jack Sanford wins NL Rookie of Year 
1957
WEEQ (now WWTO) TV channel 35 in La Salle, IL (IND) 1st broadcast 
1957
Cold War: The Gaither Report calls for more American missiles and fallout shelters. 
1959
13th Ryder Cup: US wins 8½-3½ at Eldorado Golf Club (Indian Wells, California) 
1960
KNRR TV channel 12 in Pembina, ND (IND) begins broadcsting 
1961
France performs underground nuclear test at Ecker Algeria 
1962
Richard Nixon tells press he won't be available to kick around any more after losing election for Governor of California 
1962
Glenn Hall set NHL record of 503 consecutive games as goalie 
1963
Carole Joan Crawford, 20, wins Miss World 
1963
NY Yankee Elston Howard is 1st black ever voted AL MVP 
1963
Wunder von Lengede: In Germany, eleven miners are rescued from a collapsed mine after 14 days. 
1964
NL keeps Braves in Milwaukee in 1965, may move to Atlanta in 1966 
1965
Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Tall City Golf Open 
1966
Jean-Claude van Itallie's "America Hurrah" premieres in NYC 
1966
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship 
1966
Lunar Orbiter 2 launched by US 
1967
Carl B Stokes elected first black mayor of a major US city - Cleveland, Ohio 
1967
LBJ signs a bill establishing Corporation for Public Broadcasting 
1967
Richard G Hatcher elected mayor of Gary, Indiana 
1967
St Louis Cards Orlando Cepeda is 1st unanimous NL MVP 
1967
Surveyor 6 launched for soft landing on Moon 
1968
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1969
John & Yoko release their 2nd album "Wedding Album" in UK 
1970
"Purlie" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 689 performances 
1970
Race riots in Daytona Beach Florida 
1972
Pres Nixon (R) re-elected defeating George McGovern (D) 
1973
NJ becomes 1st state to allow girls into little league 
1973
US & Egypt announce restoration of full diplomatic links 
1974
63rd Davis Cup: South Africa beats India in (w/o) 
1975
Kidnapped AKZO director Herrema freed in Ireland 
1976
"Gone With the Wind" televised 
1978
Boston Red Sox Jim Rice wins AL MVP 
1978
CDA-chairman W Aantjes resigns due to his war past 
1979
Cub reliever Bruce Sutter wins NL Cy Young Award 
1981
France performs nuclear test 
1982
"Your Arms are Too Short to Box" closes at Alvin NYC after 69 perfs 
1982
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Mazda Japan Golf Classic 
1982
Turkey adopts constitution 
1983
Ali Haji-Sheikh kicks his 2nd NY Giant record 56 yard field goal 
1983
Bomb explodes in US Capitol, causing heavy damage but no injuries 
1984
STS 51-A launch scrubbed because of high shear winds 
1985
Colombian troops end 27-hr siege of Bogota's Palace of Justice 
1987
Tunisian premier Zine al-Abidine fires president Habib Bourguiba 
1988
MLB all stars beats Japan 16-8 (Game 3 of 7) 
1988
Sugar Ray Leonard KO's Donnie LaLonde 
1989
Balt's Gregg Olson is 1st relief pitcher to win AL Rookie of Year 
1989
Douglas Wilder elected 1st US black governor (D-Va) 
1989
NYC elects it's 1st black mayor (Dinkins) & female comp (Holtzman) 
1990
"Little Night Music" closes at New York State NYC after 11 perfs 
1990
"Those Were The Days" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 126 performances 
1990
Cleve Indian Sandy Alomar Jr wins AL Rookie of Year, unanimously 
1990
Mary Robinson elected as 1st female president of Ireland 
1991
"Brigadoon" opens at New York State Theater NYC for 12 performances 
1991
"Park Your Car in Harvard Yard" opens at Music Box NYC 
1991
1st NBA game in Delta City, Utah Jazz beats Seattle 103-95 
1991
Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from LA Lakers 
1992
1st NBA game at America West Arena, Phoenix Suns beat Clippers 111-105 
1993
Betsy King wins LPGA Toray Japan Queens Cup Golf Tournament 
1995
Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Pittsburgh PA on WXDX 105.9 FM 
1995
Howard Stern's 2nd book "Miss America" released (fastest selling ever) 
1996
"3 Sisters" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC 
1996
NFL/Heisman Trophy Winner Mike Rozier, is shot several times 
1996
Wasim Jaffer gets 314* in 2nd cricket FC game for Mumbai v Saurashtra 
1997
"Bean" opens in US 
2000
Controversial US presidential election that was later resolved in the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court Case. 
2000
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration discovers one of the country's largest LSD labs inside a converted military missile silo in Wamego, Kansas. 
2000
Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States Senate, becoming the first former First Lady to win public office in the United States, although actually she still was the First Lady. 
2001
The supersonic commercial aircraft Concorde resumes flying after a 15-month hiatus. 
2001
35th Country Music Association Award: Tim McGraw, Lee Ann Womack & Toby Keith wins 
2002
Iran bans advertising of United States products. 
2004
War in Iraq: The interim government of Iraq calls for a 60-day "state of emergency" as U.S. forces storm the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah. 
2007
Jokela school shooting in Tuusula, Finland, resulting in the death of nine people. 
2007
41st Country Music Association Award: Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood & Brad Paisley wins 
2012
48 people are killed by a magnitude 7.3 earthquake in Guatemala 
2012
Voters in Maine, Maryland and Washington approve measures for same-sex marriage 
2015
Magnitude-6.8 earthquake rocks Chile 
2015
Leaders of China and Taiwan hold first talks since bitter 1949 split 
2016
China, in Rare Step, Moves to Bar Pro-Independence Hong Kong Lawmakers From Taking Office 
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